Fourteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians

The fourteenth Virtual Encounter with Outstanding Mathematicians took place on Friday, October 23rd, 2020 from 10 am until 11 am. Dr. Selenne Bañuelos, Professor of Mathematics at the California State University Channel Islands, was our invited speaker. This virtual event was free and open to the general public.

On this fourteenth Encounter, Dr. Selenne Bañuelos shared anecdotes of her personal life and her professional journey as a female mathematician, pointing out that the movie called Stand and Deliver impacted her. This 1988 film tells the story of the Bolivian professor of mathematics Jaime Escalante. The speaker also presented on “Modeling, Not Only the Clothes” in which she described the mathematical modeling of sleep and of the disease caused by the Zika virus. In particular, Dr. Selenne Bañuelos explained the effect of temperature on sleep.